Loudon Park Cemetery is a 350-acre (142 ha) cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. It was incorporated in 1853 on the site of the "Loudon" estate previously owned by a local merchant and politician. A portion of the eastern section is owned by the Federal Government as Loudon Park National Cemetery, acquired in 1861 for the remains of Union soldiers killed during the Civil War, 2300 eventually being buried there. There is also a Confederate soldiers section, marked by a statue of a Confederate soldier with two angels. The entrance for Loudon Park Cemetery is located at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.
Notable persons interred at the cemetery include:
- Thomas Beck (December 29, 1909–September 23, 1995), actor
- Charles Joseph Bonaparte (June 9, 1851–June 28, 1921), Former United States Attorney General, former United States Secretary of the Navy, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (July 7, 1805–June 1, 1870), son of Jérôme Bonaparte, nephew of Emperor Napoleon I, father of Charles Joseph Bonaparte.
- William Samuel Booze (January 9, 1862–December 6, 1933, former Congressman from Maryland.
- Abel G. Cadwallader (1841–July 6, 1907), Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.
- Jack L. Chalker (December 17, 1944 – February 11, 2005), author
- Barnes Compton (November 16, 1830–December 2, 1898), former Congressman and Maryland state Treasurer.
- Frederick Nicholls Crouch (July 30, 1808–August 18, 1896), composer
- Khia 'DJ K-Swift' Edgerton (October 19, 1980 - July 21, 2008), Club DJ, MC, Radio Personality and Entrepreneur, voice of Baltimore club music scene.
- Charles W. Field (April 6, 1828–April 9, 1892), military officer in the United States, Confederate and Egyptian armies
- John T. Ford (April 16, 1829 – March 14, 1894), operator of Ford's Theater
- James Albert Gary (October 22, 1833–October 31, 1920), former United States Postmaster General.
- Harry Gilmor (January 24, 1838–March 4, 1883), Confederate cavalry officer and Baltimore City Police Commissioner.
- William Kimmel, August 15, 1812–December 28, 1886, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1877-1881.
- William W. McIntire, (June 30, 1850–March 30, 1912), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1897-1899.
- H. L. Mencken (September 12, 1880–January 29, 1956), journalist, critic, author, and essayist.
- Ottmar Mergenthaler (May 11, 1854–October 28, 1899), inventor of the Linotype.
- Mary Young Pickersgill (1776–1857), Seamstress who made the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner.
- Robert John Reynolds (March 17, 1838–June 10, 1909), former Governor of Delaware.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Who we are". Loudon Park Cemetery. http://www.loudon-park.com/who_we_are/facility.html. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
- "Baltimore Neighborhoods—Irvington". City of Baltimore. http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/neighborhoods/southwest/irvington.html. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
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